This year’s results confirm the OFSTED judgement that Stantonbury has a good and improving Sixth Form, says headteacher Chris Williams.
Almost 150 students completed Year 13 courses this year in the new Cooksey Sixth Form Centre, opened last autumn.
A level and BTEC results consolidate the improvements of the last three years and are a testament to the hard work of students, teachers and parents.
At A level, 37 per cent of entries were awarded grades A*-B and more than 80 per cent achieved grades required for university entry.
Around 20 per cent applying through UCAS will be attending Russell Group universities, the most prestigious institutions in the country.
In addition, almost 60 students completed practical vocational courses in sport, the arts and science with an average grade of Distinction, a first-rate achievement and a growing strength of the Sixth Form.
Chris Williams, retiring Principal said, “Congratulations to students and staff on another fine set of results.
“It’s great to see Stantonbury sustaining its improvement.
“We can have every confidence that, with the work ethic of our students and the commitment of staff, the Sixth Form will continue to build on its success.”
Laura Turner achieved 3 Distinction* grades in BTEC Performing Arts and has been offered a place at the very prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London.
High fliers include Mae-Li Saleh who achieved A grades in economics, finance, government and politics and a B in maths and will now study accountancy at Nottingham University; Oliwia Wieczorek with an A* in biology, an A in psychology and B in chemistry who is progressing to Sheffield to study biomedical science; Megan Hill with A* in English literature and communication and culture and A in psychology who will read English at the University of Buckingham.
For the third successive year, all students following the BTEC Diploma in Sport achieved three distinction* grades equivalent to three A*.